Millennial Wordsmiths: Winners of pan India essay contest


Takhte and UNESCO New Delhi announce the results and congratulates all the 100 Millennial Indian Writers, whose essays have made it to the book titled ‘Inside the Millennial Mind: Essays by 100 Young Indians’. The book with the winning essays will be published and released at a ceremony at UNESCO New Delhi.

The winners have been listed on merit basis and to access the list click here. The winners will receive a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ jointly from Takhte and UNESCO New Delhi. The organizers also appreciate the efforts of the students who participated but could not make it to the winning list.

The power of the written words can’t be understated even in contemporary times.  The fate of the world in the coming decades will depend on millennials and their ability to think and express thought-provoking ideations clearly. Platforms that encourage them to broaden their critical thinking is the need of the hour,” says Eric Falt, UNESCO New Delhi Director.

Upholding the same spirit, the first ever pan India online Essay Contest for children (aged 13–15 years) and youth (aged 16–18 years), was organized from 10 April to 15 June 2019. The contest was conceptualized to give Indian millennials a platform to demonstrate their critical thinking and writing skills.